19-Year Old Jesse Van Kuijk Builds Wooden Plane
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Dang! You got shocks, pegs… lucky! You ever take it on some sweet jumps [Napoleon Dynamite reference]? The above wooden plane was made by a 19 year old, who spent 3 years constructing it. Now the outcome of his hard work is being put to action. The wingspan is about 85 feet and it can hop a distance of 35 feet. The pedals spin the propeller which lifts the plane off. The height that the plane can go up to is about 5 feet. The idea was put into action by Dutch kid Jesse van Kuijk. Jesse has never flown a real plane, but he studied self-powered craft such as the Gossamer Condor. American pilot Bryan Allen also gave Jesse some tips during the construction.